BYLAWS

Consortium of Combined-Integrated Doctoral Programs in Psychology (CCIDPIP)

  1. Name. The name of this organization, formed in August 2002 at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association in Chicago, Illinois, shall be the Consortium of Combined-Integrated Doctoral Programs in Psychology (CCIDPIP), hereafter referred to as the Consortium
  2. Purpose. The purpose of the Consortium encompasses, but is not limited by, the following specific objectives:
    1. To promote the mission of combined-integrated (C-I) doctoral programs in psychology, which is to produce general practice, primary care, and health service psychologists who are competent to function in a variety of professional and academic settings and roles; these programs achieve this goal by intentionally combining and/or integrating education and training across two or more of the recognized practice areas.
    2. To provide a forum for doctoral programs in psychology that train from a combined-integrated perspective to consider and address common issues and concerns.
    3. To serve as a peer group and provide leadership for accreditation, development, and research.
    4. To represent the interests and needs of such programs to external constituencies and groups.
    5. To promote student, faculty, and programmatic quality and excellence.
  3. Membership.
    1. Member. Through the director of training, or his/her designated representative, any APA Accredited doctoral level training program in combined-integrated training in psychology is eligible to apply for Consortium membership as a “member.” An application letter expressing interest in joining the Consortium should be addressed to the Chair of the Consortium by the director of training or authorized member of the administrative unit in which the program is located. Upon meeting the above eligibility criterion and receipt of the application letter, a program may be accepted for membership in the Consortium by a two-thirds vote of the Board of the Consortium. Membership shall be confirmed upon receipt of dues for the current year. The administrative officer of the unit in which the program is located will designate each representative in writing to the Secretary of the Board of the Consortium. Representatives, or designated alternates, are expected to attend the regular annual meeting of the Consortium.

      Membership in the Consortium shall be terminated under any of the following circumstances, as certified by a two-thirds vote of the Board:

      1. failing to maintain the above conditions for membership;
      2. notice to the Secretary of the Board, in writing, of withdrawal from the Consortium. Such notice may be provided by the member or by the administrative officer of the unit under which the combined-integrated program is located.
    2. Affiliate Member. The following programs and individuals are eligible for membership in the Consortium as “affiliate members”:
      1. a director of training, or his/her designated representative, of a masters- or doctoral-level training program that expresses interest in becoming an APA Accredited doctoral level training program in combined-integrated psychology;
      2. a director of training, or his/her designated representative, of any APA Accredited doctoral level training program that expresses interest in combined-integrated training in psychology; or
      3. an individual not officially representing a training program in psychology or an allied professional field who identifies him or herself as interested in the training of doctoral level combined-integrated psychologists.

      An application letter expressing interest in joining the Consortium as an affiliate member should be addressed to the Chair of the Consortium by the director of training or authorized member of the administrative unit in which the program is located. Upon receipt of the application letter, an affiliate member shall be approved by a two-thirds vote of the Board of the Consortium. Affiliate members are encouraged to attend meetings of the Consortium and/or its Board, but shall not have voting privileges on the Consortium or Board.

      Affiliate membership in the Consortium may be terminated under any of the following circumstances, as certified by a two-thirds vote of the Board:

      1. failing to maintain the above conditions for affiliate membership, or
      2. notice to the Secretary of the Board, in writing, of withdrawal from the Consortium. Such notice may be provided by the affiliate member or by the administrative officer of the unit under which the combined-integrated program is located.
    3. Members and affiliate members of the Consortium are included in the CCIDPIP listserve, which is maintained by the Consortium Chair or his/her designee. The listserve is designed to facilitate dialogue about issues of mutual interest, and serve as a forum for planning initiatives and activities. A list of current contact information for Consortium members will also be maintained by the Secretary, and updated and disseminated to the Consortium on an annual basis.
  4. Board and Officers. The Board shall serve as the governing body of the Consortium and conduct its business at meetings, or by correspondence, and report its actions, or represent the membership to take action, at the Annual Business Meeting. The Board shall be constituted as follows:
    1. Board Members. Members of the Board shall be limited to those individuals representing, at the time of their election, membership in the Consortium. Only members are eligible to be nominated and elected for Board membership; only Board members have voting privileges on Board affairs.
      1. There shall be seven elected members of the Board. [1]
      2. The term for the six members of the Board shall be three years; the term for the Student Representative shall be one year. Board members may not serve more than two terms (or one term and a fraction of a term) consecutively. The term of each newly elected Board member begins, and that of each outgoing member ends, at the conclusion of the regular Annual Business Meeting of the Consortium.
      3. Two members of the Board shall be elected by the membership of the Consortium each year.
      4. One CCIDPIP Student Representative shall serve as the seventh member of the Board, and shall have full voting privileges on Board affairs.
      5. A Board member unable to complete an elected term, or an appointment to fill a vacancy, shall submit a written resignation to the Chairperson of the Board.
      6. A Board member may be removed from the Board by a 3/4 vote of Consortium members.
    2. Appointed Officers. Officers shall be appointed by the Board only from the Consortium’s membership. Such officers shall serve at the pleasure of the Board of the Consortium. Appointed officers have no voting privileges on Board affairs, unless they are concurrently elected Board members.
      1. Executive Officer. The Board may elect to delegate to the Executive Officer the power to represent the Consortium in all of its affairs. The person appointed Executive Officer shall by manner of propinquity (or other means) be available to represent the Consortium on all matters relating to the Consortium.
      2. The Board may from time to time appoint other officers to serve at its pleasure.
    3. Officers of the Board.
      1. The Board convenes during the regular Annual Business Meeting of the Consortium each year to elect a Secretary, a Treasurer, and a Survey Coordinator from its own membership to serve until the conclusion of the next Annual Business Meeting of the Consortium; the Chairperson is elected every other year by the Board during the Annual Board Meeting. Based upon the needs and objectives of the Consortium, other Board members may assume specific duties or roles that are assigned to them by the Board.
      2. The Chair shall preside at all Board meetings and at the Annual Business Meeting of the Consortium. The Chair shall exercise general supervision over all affairs of the Consortium not designated to others. At the Annual Business Meeting the Chair shall present a statement summarizing the affairs of the Consortium over the last year. This statement shall also be distributed to all members of the Consortium.

        The term of the Chair shall be two years; a Board member may be re-elected Chair with no other restriction than that imposed upon the period of consecutive Board membership.

      3. The Secretary shall keep the records of the Consortium and the Board, and keep the minutes of the meetings of the Consortium and the Board.

        The term of the Secretary shall be one year; a Board member may be re-elected Secretary with no other restriction than that imposed upon the period of consecutive Board membership.

      4. The Treasurer shall have responsibility for all funds of the Consortium and shall have authority to disburse these funds for purposes authorized by the Board or by the Consortium membership voting at the Annual Business Meeting, and shall receive annual dues for membership in the Consortium. A record shall be kept of all money received and all disbursements made, and an annual report of the financial status of the Consortium shall be submitted to the membership at the Annual Business Meeting.

        The Treasurer shall serve for one year; a Board member may be re-elected Treasurer with no other restriction than that imposed upon the period of consecutive Board membership.

      5. The Survey Coordinator shall be responsible for conducting an annual survey of institutional members to provide a profile of program characteristics. The results of this survey shall be reported to the membership at the Annual Business Meeting.

        The Survey Coordinator shall serve for one year; a Board member may be re-elected Survey Coordinator with no other restriction than that imposed upon the period of consecutive Board membership.

      6. The Student Representative is elected directly by the CCIDPIP Campus Representatives, and is responsible for 1) ensuring that student perspectives on relevant issues are represented to the Board and CCIDPIP as well as 2) ongoing dialogue with the CCIDPIP Campus Representatives (students from each member program shall select a CCIDPIP Campus Representative at the beginning of each academic year).

        The Student Representative shall serve for one year.

    4. Meetings of the Board.
      1. The Board shall meet at least twice a year, once at the Annual Business Meeting of the Consortium, and once at some other time (in person or by conference call) to be announced to the Consortium membership by mail or electronically at least two weeks prior to such meeting.
      2. Any Consortium member, by writing to any member of the Board, may bring to the attention of the Board any matter the member wishes to have considered.
      3. The Board shall have the authority to establish dues for the membership and to take whatever other means it deems desirable to provide for the financial support of the Consortium and its programs.
      4. A quorum for Board meetings shall be five members. The affirmative vote of at least five shall be required to pass any motion.
      5. The Annual Meeting of the Board is open to the members of the Consortium.
      6. Executive session: The Board, upon a two-thirds vote of its members present, may retire into executive session.
  5. Nominations and Elections.
    1. Nominations. The Secretary will distribute a request for nominations for Board membership by mail or electronically between March 1 and March 15 of each year. Members may nominate the Training Director (or his/her designated representative) of any member whose prior permission they have obtained. Members may also submit a nomination for the Student Representative from any student in their program whose prior permission they have obtained. Nominations must be received by April 10. All nominating ballots shall be counted by at least two members of the Board. The Board in its entirety shall serve as a Nominating Committee and may nominate any additional individual who is eligible and whose prior permission has been obtained.
    2. Elections. All members nominated by the Board shall be placed upon a preferential ballot, which shall be mailed or submitted electronically by the Secretary to members of the Consortium between April 15 and May 1. If possible, each ballot should contain the nomination of at least four members for the two regular vacancies. Names shall appear in alphabetical order with instructions to vote for two nominees.

      For the election of the Student Representative, the current Student Representative shall mail or send and electronic ballot to all Campus Representatives between April 15 and May 1. If possible, each ballot for Student Representative should contain the nominations of at least two students for the one regular vacancy. Names shall appear in alphabetical order with instructions to vote for one nominee. Each Campus Representative shall have one vote for the Student Representative.

      Ballots must be postmarked or received electronically by the Secretary no later than May 15 to be counted. The Chair and the Secretary of the Board shall count the ballots. Those two candidates with the highest number of votes shall be declared elected. A ballot of the Board shall break tie-votes. The membership of the Consortium and Campus Representatives shall be informed of the results of the election not later than the Annual Business Meeting.

    3. Vacancies. A vacancy occurring on the Board at other than the regular expiration date of a term shall be filled until the next annual election by a majority vote of the remaining Board members. A Board member who ceases to be his or her institution’s designee in the Consortium shall not be required to resign from the Board.
  6. Meetings of the Consortium.
    1. The Annual Business Meeting of the Consortium shall be held at the time of the annual convention of the American Psychological Association, and will be announced in the APA program.
    2. Special meetings of the Consortium shall be called by the Board upon the request of at least 25% of the Consortium members, submitted in writing to the Chairperson of the Board. Special meetings of the Consortium may also be called by a unanimous vote of the Board. The time and place of special meetings must be announced by mail within seven days after the receipt of the request by 25% of the members, or after a unanimous vote of the Board. Special meetings requested by 25% or more of the Consortium members must be scheduled within one month after receipt of the request, or at a particular date proposed in the request, but not earlier than 14 days after the request has been received.
    3. Unless otherwise specified in this document, a majority vote of the Consortium members present at any regular or special meeting shall be required to pass any motion.
    4. A Consortium member or the Student Board Member unable to attend the regular Annual Business Meeting of the Consortium, or a special meeting of the Consortium, may be represented by an alternate whom she/he must certify in writing to the Secretary in advance of the meeting.
    5. Minutes of the Board meetings during the year shall be distributed at the Annual Business Meeting of the Consortium, and in addition may be distributed by mail or electronically to members of the Consortium on their request or as deemed necessary by the Board.
    6. Meetings of the Consortium shall be conducted in accordance with Robert’s Rules of Order.
  7. Membership Dues
    1. Dues for the following year shall be payable before the Annual Business Meeting of the Consortium.
    2. The Board shall set the amount of dues charged to members, shall determine whether dues are to be charged to affiliate members and set the amount, and shall recommend at the Annual Business Meeting, for the approval of the membership, any changes in the amount of dues for the next fiscal year.
    3. Any member who fails to pay dues for one year, and to whom notice of delinquency has been sent to the last known address, shall be dropped from membership.
    4. A member may resign by sending to the Treasurer a notice of resignation. A member who has resigned may be reinstated by paying the dues for the year in which reinstatement is requested.
  8. Consortium Liaisons to Other Professional Groups.
    1. The Consortium shall provide liaison persons to other professional groups for the purpose of facilitating the exchange of information between the Consortium and professional groups with overlapping interests. The Board will determine a list of those groups to whom liaison representatives are to be assigned annually. Liaison representatives shall serve at the pleasure of the Board.
    2. The liaison representatives are responsible to maintain regular contact with representatives of the organization named.
    3. The liaison representatives are responsible for making an annual report of their activities to be distributed to all Consortium members at the Annual Business Meeting.
  9. Amendments. Amendments or changes in these bylaws may be proposed by the Board, or by Consortium members at the Annual Business Meeting of the Consortium. The Secretary shall mail or electronically submit a copy of the proposed amendments or changes and a ballot to all members. A two-thirds majority of those voting on the mail or electronic ballot shall be required for the adoption of amendments or changes.
  10. Dissolution Policy. In the event that the Consortium of Combined-Integrated Doctoral Training Programs in Psychology is dissolved, the Treasurer is authorized to dispose of the remaining assets in the following manner:
    1. All outstanding bills and other financial obligations will be paid.
    2. Any monies remaining will be transferred in equal proportion to all current members of the Consortium.
    3. Assets shall be distributed exclusively to such organizations exempt under section 501 (C) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Ratified: August 23, 2002

Revised: August 9, 2003

[1] Because these revised Bylaws were reviewed and approved at the August 9, 2003 annual meeting of the Consortium, the following process was also established for implementation. Because the Board could not meet in advance of the Annual Meeting, all members of the Consortium will participate in the implementation of the bylaws as a committee of the whole at the 2003 annual meeting only. Of the six Board Members elected to the Board at the 2003 meeting of the Consortium, two will assume a one-year appointment on the Board. Two will assume a two-year appointment on the Board. The remaining two will assume a three-year Board appointment. The 2003 CCIDPIP Student Representative will be selected by the Board for a one year term. « Back to instance.